On the 21st of February our lab delivered a public event for the International Mother Language day, called “Learning languages for a healthy brain”. In what turned up to be a successful event, we had the opportunity to talk about the current developments in the study of bilingualism and its effects on the mind and the brain to a very keen and engaged audience from Reading and beyond! Here are some photos from that evening.
The audience votes: what do they think bilingualism is?
Bilingualism: learning two labels for the same concepts
Demonstrating the structure of (my own!) brain
Vocabulary development in monolingual and bilingual children
Najla Alrwaita talking about bilingualism in children
Michal Korenar talking about bilingualism and flexible thinking
Toms Voits talking about bilingualism and ageing
Our panel during the Q&A session
Professor Ludovica Serratrice, Director of CeLM
Questions from our audience
We would like to thank our audience for the very interesting Q&A session, but also the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM), and Marketing Communications and Engagement Team of the University of Reading for their support throughout the event.
Missed this event? Our lab has got another gig scheduled as part of the Pint of Science festival, to be held in Reading in 20-22 May. See you there!